The things we take for granted someone else is praying for.

“The things we take for granted someone else is praying for.”

What an amazing way to think of the small things that we take for granted every day.  The things that we wake up to every morning, the things we never notice, the things that are common and expected in our everyday lives.  

I came across this quote in the car with my family as we headed out of town to escape the path of Hurricane Matthew.  It had me thinking about everything we had left behind.  The things that I wake up to every morning and go about my day never thinking twice about how lucky I am to have them.  The roof over my head, the couch I cuddle on with my children, the pantry stocked with food, the TV’s we indulge in and the everyday possessions that decorate our shelves.  These are all things that are replaceable.  Yes, they have meaning.  Yes, they have memories.  But the most important thing you wake up to every morning should be yourself and your family.  When was the last time you woke up thankful to be alive?  Thankful for you health?  I can not predict what Hurricane Matthew will do and the destruction he will leave but I do have control over my health.  I CAN control what I eat.  I CAN control my workouts.  I CAN control how much sleep I get.  These are all so vital to your health.  These are all things that we CAN do to ensure that we stay healthy and strong not only for ourselves but for our family.  

Our health, both mental and physical, should be our number one priority for ourselves.  With out this, you are not your best version of yourself and you are not your best version for others.  It doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to have off days.  It doesn’t mean that you have to be in the best shape of your life.  It just means that you take actions to better yourself every day.  For me this means reading personal development and doing 30 minutes of exercise a day.  For others this could me a devotional a day and walking with a friend.  You never know what tomorrow will bring so make sure that today you are doing everything you can to be a better version of yourself. 

A friend of mine posted this today on Facebook and it is so true!


  1. Sunlight
  2. Rest
  3. Exercise
  4. Diet
  5. Self Confidence and 
  6. Friends                                                                                                                                      

Maintain them in all stages of Life and remain happy and healthy throughout your days.